Subject: Re: Log area on-disk for the journal
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Michael van Elst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/23/2006 05:35:02
wrstuden@NetBSD.org (Bill Studenmund) writes:
>Why? If you are up-to-date enough to have a journaled file system, why=20
>don't you have up-to-date tools?
You may need to transport the disk to an older system and you
may want to run the same filesystem without journaling.
This is not a necessary feature, it is just nice to have. With
ext3 I can promote/demote from/to ext2 easily. With Solaris UFS
the journal ist just a mount option.
>Old tools don't know how to tell if a journal is dirty.
True, the journal would be lost.
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."